Our consultants work across a number of locations in East Anglia, particularly in Essex and Suffolk, and can provide general urological and also more specialist care. If you are looking for something specific and it isn’t in this list, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it isn’t something we offer or have expertise in. With a team of leading urological consultants, it is hard to summarise all that we focus on, however below is a list of certain areas that we regularly treat and get enquiries about. We have put this together to be a helpful way to signpost particular conditions.
As men get older, the prostate gland gets larger. This is a general part of ageing, but in some men, it can cause problems. As the prostate gets larger, it puts pressure on the tube that urine passes through. This is called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and gradually this can cause damage to the bladder and kidneys.
There are a number of ways to treat BPH, with a number of different techniques that we have particular expertise in.
For more information, visit our Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia page.
We all need a bit of maintenance to keep us running smoothly. Regular health check-ups can help you lead a longer and healthier life, through early detection of disease and tailored lifestyle advice. Our comprehensive and affordable health checks at the Oaks Hospital, Colchester include:
- Full medical and surgical review
- Lifestyle review
- Screening for prostate, bladder and testicular cancer
- Blood tests including testosterone levels, vitamin D, liver / thyroid / kidney function tests
- Cardiac assessment and risk profiling
- Screening for high cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes
- Production of a personalised report
For more information, visit our Men’s Health Check page.
When a person has a symptom or a few symptoms, it can be a worrying time. Some people put off seeking help as they think it might go away, or they are concerned about what the cause might be. However, the most important thing is to see a doctor as soon as possible. This is to ensure that any condition that the person has is treated, and as early as it can be, but also to give peace of mind.
We offer a whole range of diagnostics to help discover what might be wrong and we then advise on the best treatments in discussion with our patients. The various tests and diagnostics we can provide include:
- Urine testing – dipstick, cultures, cytology
- Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) to check levels of this in the blood to find out if the prostate is healthy
- CT scans
- Various prostate biopsies
For more information, visit our Urological Diagnostics page.
Finding out that a person may have or does have cancer can be one of the most upsetting and worrying experiences of their life. However, cancer can be treated and in many patients, cured.
In the UK, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer that men get and it is more likely to affect older men.
Our team specialises in uro-oncology and can advise our patients on the best treatment path for them.
For more information, visit our Prostate Cancer page.
Urinary, bladder and kidney stones can be incredibly uncomfortable and painful. These can travel down the urinary tract or to the bladder, blocking the flow of urine and causing bleeding. Symptoms, medical history and tests can be used to help get to a quick diagnosis, and following this our team can advise on the best course of treatment.
There are a number of options for treatment and the decision as to which is best will come down to each individual patient and what they are experiencing. Treatments include laser fragmentation, keyhole surgery and shockwave therapy.
For more information, visit our Urinary, Bladder and Kidney Stones page.
There are many causes of urinary bleeding, but this should be an instant red flag for a person to visit a doctor. The reasons for blood in the urine can be fairly common and are often not serious, such as a urinary tract infection. However, it can also indicate that there is an underlying condition that needs urgent treatment.
For more information, visit our Urinary Bleeding page.